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Battery drains model 5100-5840 14 months old and starting about two weeks ago battery will drain when laptop is turned off. Estimate it would last about seven days before being dead. Acer just blows me off because man. warranty out.                              Battery bad or internal short in laptop?

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  • blueangell Jul 29, 2008

    If Acer blows me off then I'll go through Circuit City with the extended warranty.   Thanks


  • blueangell Aug 01, 2008

    Acer said oh well it's out of warranty but htey did give me a link to Acer battery recall site, www.acerbatteryrecall.com/acerweb/ , mine wasn't on it, good I guess.  Circuit City said bring in laptop serial, model number and sales receipt and they would order it, take about two weeks.


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This is most likely a bad battery. The battery has a built in discharge circuit that keeps the battery from draining when the machine is off. I'd say the this has malfunctioned, and that a new battery will fix the problem. Let me know.

Posted on Jul 29, 2008

  • Ryan Rogers
    Ryan Rogers Jul 29, 2008

    Don't let them give you a run around. Circuit City is better than Bestbuy, but I've still heard a few horror stories. Don't be afraid to get luod with a manager, lol. Good luck, and let me know.

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